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2022 Melbourne School of Design Symposium investigates future design research in industry, practice, and education.
The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, is pleased to present the Future Design Research Symposium - Experiments, Disruptions, Affordances. Join us for two full days of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions presented both in person and online.
- Thursday 29 September – Glyn Davis Building (MSD), University of Melbourne
- Friday 30 September – The Edge, Fed Square
Digital technologies offer new possibilities for contemporary design practice, the construction industry, and education. Research and development are strongly coupled with technological advancement and innovation. Informatics and automation have impacted all aspects of our lives and societies, in architectural design, landscape ecology, and construction; it opens up new potentials for creative thinking, experimentation, and exploration.
This symposium investigates how emerging creative practices can produce meaningful social and cultural transformations, technological innovation, and advancement in construction and fabrication.
With over 30 international and national speakers, thought leaders, and educators from the construction industry, creative practice, and research institutions, the symposium aims to outline the potential for design research innovations in education, practice and industry in the digital age.
The Symposium will tap into new synergies for design as a research methodology through various forms of practices, pedagogical models, and R&D activities in the industry. We will discuss and debate the role of design research and, more critically, its implication and impact on our disciplines and society.
This Symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Robert Garland Treseder Fellowship and the Creative Futures Design Research and Education Fund.
The Centre for AI and Digital Ethics presents Dr Iyad Rahwan, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
In this talk, using only his cartoons, Dr Rahwan will explore the popular fears of AI, their nature, their causes, and how to counter them.
This event will be hybrid but for those attending in person, the current exhibition SWARM is open in Science Gallery before the event begins.